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Intermediate Arabic

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Date(s) - 12/05/2017 - 03/27/2018
9:00 pm

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Ar-Rashidun Commuity Center


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Tajeed Institute


TIME: Tuesdays @ 7:00-9:00pm, starting December 5, 2017


Ar-Rashidun Community Center
1605 Kenilworth Ave. NE
Washington, DC 20019
(5-min. walk from Deanwood Metro station on the orange line)

COST: $40 for entire class (15 sessions)
(No student will be turned away due to lack of funds. Email for more details.)


“The All-Merciful taught the Qur’an, created man, and taught him speech.” (55:1-4)

Aside from the obvious fact of the Revelation itself being in Arabic, the reference works of every Islamic discipline are written in Arabic. It is impossible to master any of the Islamic disciplines without a strong grounding in the Arabic language itself.

This class will focus on developing a strong foundation in Arabic grammar and vocabulary. In sha Allah, after this class, your Arabic reading comprehension and ability to compose sentences should increase significantly. You will also learn how to break down a sentence into its component parts. This is a beginner/intermediate level class. The only prerequisite is the ability to read and write on a very basic level.

We will be using the Arabic Tutorseries by Maulana Abdul Sattar Khan for this class, beginning with Book One. This series comes in a 4-volume set. A limited number of hard copies of the book will be available on the first day of class. Order your copy in advance from Mecca Books ( or Amazon.


Abdul Razak Aziz is a Washington, DC native. He graduated with a BA in Government from Colby College in 2001, and a JD from Howard University School of Law in 2004. He currently works as an attorney while also pursing further studies in the Islamic sciences.

Abdul Razak began his Arabic studies with Shaykh Javid Bhaiyat at the Islamic Community Center of Laurel while attending law school. After law school, he traveled to Amman, Jordan and studied Arabic at the Qasid Institute. While there, he also benefited from the tasawwuf lessons of Shaykh Nuh Keller, and classes in Hanafi Fiqh with Shaykh Faraz Rabbani. He later returned to Jordan and pursued further studies at Qasid and with Shayh Nuh, while also benefiting from classes in theology and tafsir with Shaykh Hamza Karamali, and in Hanafi Fiqh with Shaykh Dawood Trevelyan.

After his initial return to the United States, Abdul Razak continued his studies online in Hanafi fiqh with Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, Shaykh Sohail Hanif, and Dr. Ashraf Muneeb. He also studied logic, theology, hadith methodology, and usul al-fiqh with Shaykh Hamza Karamali. Other teachers of his in various subjects include Shaykh Abdul Karim Yahya, Ml. Ahsan Syed, Mufti Yusuf Mullan, Dr. Mufti Yasir Nadeem, and Dr. Moatasem el-Gheriani. He has also benefited from the classes and lectures of Shaykh Atabek Shukurov.

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